Burnham-On-Sea town centre upgrade 'will be complete by Easter'
of pounds worth of improvements to Burnham-On-Sea town street
are underway this week - and traders have been assured that the
work will be completed before Easter.
to upgrade and repaint the existing lighting columns by SSE Contracting
along the High Street has started this week, as pictured on
Thursday. New brighter lights are also being introduced.
installation of new cast iron columns in Victoria Street to replace
the existing galvanised steel columns is also due to start over
the next week.
Martin, who is project managing the street works, also gave a
fuller update this week in a report to the Chamber of Trade about
the rest of the work.
delivery of the street furniture has been delayed by three weeks,
resulting in the delay of resurfacing works of the pavements in
the new 'events area' between Cross Street and Adam Street,"
resurfacing will result in the closure of some sections, but I
have been assured that access to shops will be maintained. The
road will remain open."
resurfacing of the highway will be carried out in March as higher
temperatures are required for the curing of the coloured tarmac."
added: "Some minor street works have already been completed
such as the installation of a new feeder pillar in the events
area that provides an electricity supply for events."
bases have been constructed for new planters and the installation
of these and other items of street furniture such as hanging baskets,
finger posts, cycle stands and display cabinets will commence
assured traders that the work will be completed before the Easter
work aims to enhance the appearance of Burnham town centre to
encourage more shoppers and visitors.
changes are part of a combined work package amounting to £440,000
funded by Tesco to offset the expansion of its Burnham store,
along with grants from the Town Council and former South West
Regional Development Agency.